Documentary Film: Chasing Ice
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog
headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to
capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.
Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about
climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest
story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would
put his career and his very well-being at risk. Within months of that
first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition
of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers
in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across
the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing
glaciers. Free and open to all thanks to the Friends of the Hancock Town Library.